Category: News

Site Changes Surprise QOP

Construction is nothing new at the MedImmune campus in Quince Orchard Park (QOP), but it came as a surprise to many residents that an adjacent three-story office building site, recently purchased by MedImmune, is now undergoing a facelift. According to…

Swim Team Rosters Break Records

The Kentlands and Lakelands swim teams broke records even before taking a single stroke in the pool this summer. Both teams this year have tallied their highest number of swimmers. The Kentlands Kingfish have 222 members this year, and the…

Remembering a Swim Team Dad

Timer in hand, Dean Thrush was a fixture poolside at almost every Lakelands Lionfish swim meet. Even with a pump delivering chemotherapy treatment into his body, Thrush volunteered as a timer for the team he loved. On June 12, the…

Lakelands Snack Bar Moves Forward

Lifeguards, lounge chairs and lap lanes were all in place for the summer pool season at Lakelands, but instead of finding a snack bar open for treats, community residents have had to bring their own. It now appears Bryan Gerber…

Shop Talk

KDP Meets with City Leaders Members of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) met with City Manager Angel Jones, Assistant City Manager Tony Tomasello and Planning and Code Administration Director Greg Ossont on June 7 at City Hall to discuss the…

Ehrlich Visits Kentlands

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich visited Potomac Pizza in Kentlands on June 7 to unveil his “entrepreneur agenda” to help small businesses. He said his plan will help small businesses by lowering their tax burden, improving unemployment insurance and changing…

Lowe’s Put on Notice

Finding a parking space at Lowe’s was a little more difficult on June 3 and the weekend following as merchandise was piled up in many of the parking spaces surrounding two sides of the building. Gaithersburg’s Neighborhood Services Director Kevin…

Home Sales Slow

A spike in spring home sales given a bump by a federal tax credit is failing to translate into a strong summer sales season. Most local realtors agree the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, which offered first-time…

City Will Use Chemical on Lake Varuna

Green is a feel-good buzz word these days, except when it is used to describe the color of a lake. Gaithersburg’s environmental experts are determined not to let algae blooms coat the surface of Lake Varuna this summer and have…

Oil Industry Oversight Is A Job For Everybody

From 1975 through 1978, I worked for a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation designed to (among other things) prevent disasters like the tragic loss of human life and human injuries — and the ongoing, incalculable other losses that continue…